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in south africa. this morning president obama, joined by first lady and former president george w. bush, laura bush, former secretary of state hillary clinton all left washington from andrews air force base on "air force one." president clinton and jimmy carter will be meeting them in south africa. president obama will be speaking at tomorrow's memorial service. nbc's ron allen live in soweto. ron, this is a gathering of the great, families, people of south africa all gathering. you have covered this so long. tell me about the emotions as people in south africa prepare? >>. >> reporter: it's an unbelievable atmosphere. we're across the street from the nelson mandela home, the home occupied from 1940s to 1990s. tomorrow is a day that will be unlike any other. there's more than 80 heads of state here. that will surpass the heads of state and world leaders who came to mourn and to say good-bye to pope john paul ii. largest gathering of heads of state outside of u.n. perhaps ever. we'll have to see how this day goes. and of course, there will be tens of thousands of people, perhaps millions
will be presidents barack obama, george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter. comprising one of the most prestigious frequent flyer clubs in the world. today, air force one departed for south africa, where more than 90 world leaders are planning to attend nelson mandela's memorial tuesday in johannesburg. inside air force one, the obamas and george w. and laura bush along with former first lady clinton, the former president bill and daughter chelsea are flying from an event in rio and linking up with the rest of the club tomorrow. president george h.w. bush who has been in poor health for some time will not be making the trip. together, they are set for an almost 20-hour flight, even though there's only one bed on board. >> air force one is a very intimate setting so that's the place where you can have quieter conversations. once you get to one of these massive events, it's very hard to have real conversations. >> these long flights, believe it or not, can forge friendships. in 1981, president ronald reagan could not attend the funeral of egypt's anwar saddat so he enlisted others to att
. former president george w. bush and his wife laura are also on board joining first lady michelle obama and the president. president's clinton and carter will attend the service scheduled for tuesday in south africa. george r. h.w bush is the only former president that will not be there. >>> alan is near johannesburg. he has more on how the people of south africa are remembering nelson mandela. and he's a father figure being honored in cities large and small 1234 absolutely, del, and people here and in nelson mandela square in the rain at 7:00 in south africa, a soggy evening, but it doesn't seem to offend the crowds much. they have been coming here constantly to the many tribute centers set up around the country for nelson mandela. now this is a very ritzy mall. this is really the heart of high-end retail in the city of johannesburg, and it is in one of the richest districts in this country. as we found out today many of the people who work in this neighborhood, as you might expect live in a very different world. mandela square mall, some of the richest retail in south africa. and a sh
on their way and former president george w. bush and his wife and former first lady laura bush are en route to johannesburg. >> tomorrow when the official memorial service is going to take place, it's the city's soccer stadium. we want to go live to robin ker now outside of the mandela home. set the scene for us, the mood. this is day four of a ten-day mourning period. >> and i spoke to somebody close to mandela. they said it wasn't enough to not only say good-bye to such a great man but it wasn't enough to organize all of this. just imagine trying to organize more than 90 heads of state, plus more than 80,000 to 90,000 people in that stadium just for tomorrow. in terms of the way south africa is saying good-bye, you can see it behind me. it's starting to rain. people are still outside his home and they've been here nonstop since that thursday announcement. what is key is that they don't really care about what's happen inside the home. everybody seems to have their own personal intimate connection with mandela and they're coming here, playing flowers. it's a very, very special kind of feeli
four u.s. presidents, president obama, george w. bush, clinton, and carter. all of this demonstrating a wide, wide impact of this man. he will then lay in state for three days and then be buried in his home village several hours from here. apparently in the final hours of nelson mandela he was off his life support and not breathing too well and according to one witness who was there, they said, well, he just finally gave up. well, greg, as we all know, he fought so many battles and he won so many of those through his life. back to you. >> well said, greg palkot in johannesburg. greg, thanks. >>> we're continuing to track a very powerful storm moving eastward here in the u.s. the weather radar looking brutal. snow, sleet, freezing rain up and down the east coast now. we're tracking this storm and we will have what you need to know, so stand by. [ male announcer ] 'tis the season of more. more shopping. more dining out. more traveling. and along with it, more identity theft. every time you pull out your credit card, shop online, or hit the road, you give thieves a chance to ruin your ho
. obama will attend the new jersey memorial service along with former presidents george w. bush, bill clinton and majority. it will be held at the stadium where mandela made the final public appearance at the 2010 world cup and will lie in state if three days in the capital before he is finally laid to rest after a state funeral next sunday. >> back in the bay area, a book of condoleents for nelson mandela's family be available starting today at the san francisco city hall if people to sign. a memorial book will be available at the memorial park in san mateo county and champion of the chimes locations in oakland and hayward. you can sign the book from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily until the end of the month planning to send the books to nelson mandela's family in south africa. >> we are learning of the veteran held captive in north korea if a if -- for a month. the 85-year-old is at a local home. he came back to the united statessen saturday was kept in a comfortable hotel room, not a cell, and well fed, eating traditional korean food and said that is not my english when asked about t
to be here during these ten days of mourning. they include u.s. presidents barack obama, george w. bush, bill clinton, and jimmy carter. queen elizabeth ii will be represented by her son, prince charles. french president holland e will be here also. a logistical challenge ahead for the government. what does the week ahead look like? on tuesday we will see our first formal memorial service for the late president at fnb stadium. it seats 95,000 but the government in an effort to allow as many people as possible to take part in festivities, if can you call it that, will have 90 screens around the country, broadcasting what will take place on tuesday. wednesday through thursday, nelson mandela's body will lay in state. each morning his body will go on precession of sorts through the capital, allowing south africans to bid farewell. all of that ahead of nelson mandela returning to his ancestral homeland next weekend. there will be a ka traditional funeral for him on saturday ending in state funeral for him on sunday. really an entire country coming together to pay thanks to one man who helped unif
, former president george w. bush, and their wives leave aboard air force one this morning for johannesburg. >> reporter: a vigil for the father of the nation. since news of nelson mandela's death broke, south africans have flocked to his house around the clock to pay their final respects. >> he was a hero. >> reporter: across the country, south africans are comforting themselves and each other by embracing mandela's spirit of love and devotion. >> i came to pay my last respects to our father. he's everything. >> to keep his legacy going we need to keep living what he set out for us. >> it is so special. beautiful. >> reporter: mandela was remembered with a national day of prayer and reflection. ex-wife winnie mandela joined south africa's president, jacob zuma, at a church service. >> for all of us, the nation and friends of south africa of madiba come together to pray for him. >> reporter: at another service, mandela's great grandson spoke for so many. >> yes, we are in mourning but what is most important is to celebrate his life. >> reporter: the week of official mourning continues on tu
mandela with her daughters. the obamas have invited former president george w. bush and laura bush to travel them. the bushes have said they will. former president clinton and hillary clinton making the trip, as will former president jimmy carter, too. tonight, we learned queen elizabeth, who met mandela a number of times, has asked that her son prince charles attend in her place. and on this sunday in south africa, a day of prayer. and word from one of nelson mandela's daughters, during his final days. abc's byron pitts is there. >> reporter: this sunday was soaked in symbolism. the former township, once the epicenter of the anti-apartheid movement. grief and gratitude stretched across generations. he spoke for a nation. >> i'm here today, he fought for our freedom. if it wasn't for him, we wouldn't be here. we wouldn't be having all the things that we have. >> reporter: for nelson mandela's memorial service on tuesday, with world leaders from across the globe in attendance, it will be the largest security effort in south africa since the world cup in 2010. tonight, new details ab
. they're accompanied by the former president george w. bush and laura bush and the former secretary of state hillary clinton. they'll be joined in south africa by bill clinton and former president jimmy carter and mrs. carter. our white house correspondent brianna keilar is standing by. brianna, what do we know about the president's itinerary and his specific role in the memorial service? >> well, wolf, he will be among six foreign dignitaries who will be giving remarks during what is really an extensive program to take place in south africa honor agmandela. he is on this historic flight to what we're expecting will be the largest gathering of world leaders in their history. we're told by a white house official this is not something he had worked on until he was i guess instructed or invited by the south african government to make these remark at the memorial service. but there's also another sort of historic element to this trip, this flight that president obama is on right now. imagine this, sitting around the conference table of the private conference room on board air force one,
presidents, george w. bush, bill clinton, former president carter as well as the head of the u.n. and many others. this will be a massive issue for the government to make this next week a run smoothly. also you've got the millions of south africans who want to take part in bidding nelson mandela a fairwell and tuesday, you'll see the formal memorial service and you will remember this from the world cup in soccer city. they will have three overflow stadiums. the transportation industry has announced that 41 trains will will be allowing people to transport to these stadiums for free on tuesday and there will be some 90 big screen monitors all over the country allowing people to watch that service. that precedes the lying in state of nelson mandela, wednesday, thursday and friday and his body will go in a procession to the capital building in pretoria each morning publicizing the route allowing as many as south africans as possible to take part in that and all of that, fred, precedes the final funeral on saturday in qunu, the ancestral region where nelson mandela is from. there will be a trad
service will be held on tuesday with president obama, george w. bush, and jimmy carter. the man defending nelson mandela's yisent is also speaking out. mike hanna sat with him to talk about the unique relationship. >> there was an excessive part of the government that get-nelson mandela in gaol, and he served under nelson mandela in the first democratic cabinet. as u.n. ambassador and foreign minister, it was his task to publicly defend the yisent of nelson mandela and other political opponents. privately he maintains he lobbied for nelson mandela's release. >> in 1982 i submitted a memorandum prepared by my department. and to the effect that nelson mandela ought to be released. we were making a bigger martyr of you every day stays in prison. that is international. and status. would be growing to an extent where he would not be able to handle it. eight years later nelson mandela became a free man. here you had a man who spent 27 years in prison and the day he was released. he displayed the - he displayed the cuban and energy to the person. who has been a president before. amazing what th
, and former president george w. bush and his wife, laura, will leave this morning for planned services later this week. with more, here's alex marquardt. >> reporter: the week of official mourning will continue on tuesday. a memorial service that includes heads of state from around the world. it will be held at the fnb stadium in johannesburg where he made his final public appearance at the world cup in 2010. president obama, the first lady will aten, as will former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter. mandela will lie in state for three days in the capital. before he's finally laid to rest after a state funeral in his home village of qunu. alexsnú( marquardt, abc news, johannesburg. >> defense secretary chuck hagel is in pakistan this morning. the first pentagon chief to visit since early 2010. he meets with a powerful new general and will then hold talks with the prime minister. things have been some what better lately. >>> lawmakers are demanding answers after the pentagon ordered russian-made helicopters for afghan security forces. a study shows the russian helicopters were superio
will be joined by former presidents george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter in south africa. >> a total of ten heads of state are expected to honor the former south african president. but as alfonso van marsh reports, the celebrations of his life have not led up since i died last thursday. >> reporter: south africans are preparing for public services for nelson mandela this week. president obama leaves this morning for johannesburg where he'll tend tomorrow's massive public memorial. former presidents clinton, bush and carter will also be in attendance along with more than 50 heads of states. the head of south africa's national defense force says the country is prepared for the challenge of keeping so many dignitaries safe. 11,000 soldiers have been deployed around the country to protect the mourners. >> we believe that the people will be watching how south africa will perform. >> reporter: this makeshift memorial outside nelson mandela's former home is one of the places where south africans have been gathering since his death. a weekend of mourning was topped off on sunday with a day o
was the type of leader that when we put together the president's emergency plan for aids relief under george w. bush's administration, one of the key card key area -- one of the key criteria was to find leaders like nelson mandela and others who would speak forthrightly about the challenges, make sure there was no stigma in society, and a specialt to antiviral drugs. , what youdor frazer take away as their reaction to nelson mandela's death. ugabe, in zimbabwe, a colonial past. >> many would say that robert and nelson mandela, there was a little bit of a rivalry there, particularly on mugabe's part because when he became president of zimbabwe he was wrong respected globally -- he was well respected globally. his economy was starting to fail. it was not a redistribution of land. he then blamed it on the white population and dispossessed them of the land. president mandela when he came to power essentially compromised , and he was very clear he was going to move more slowly on the economic front so that he could to especiallyity the white population there, but there are still these challenges of
. now, also on air force one for the trip to south africa former president george w. bush, his wife, laura, and former secretary of state hillary clinton. former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton will also be attending the memorial but they are traveling separately. the only living president not going to the mandela funeral is george h.w. bush. he's 89 and is no longer able to travel long distances. >>> in south africa people are still gathering outside of nelson mandela's house in johannesburg. this is video shot earlier this morning. tomorrow, a public memorial service will be held in a soccer stadium that seats 95,000 people. then nelson mandela's body will lie in state in a government building in pretoria from wednesday through friday and then on sunday, nelson mandela will be buried in the remote village that he grew up in. >>> 7:16. today, south africa's parliament held a special session honoring nelson mandela. ♪ >>> yesterday, the south african government called for a day of remembrance. people gathered in churches, mosques and synagogues to pay their respects to th
and george w. bush, david cameron and ban ki-moon among scores of other dignitaries. errol barnett in johannesburg for us. tomorrow is taking place in soccer city during the world cup, a huge stadium, 90,000 plus seats. given the interest and the crowds behind you now, will that be big enough to accommodate everybody? >> reporter: in a word, john, no, and that's why the government has facilitated three, count them three overthrow stadiums for people who want to attend tuesday's memorial service, plus they will be broadcasting the ceremony via livestream to 90 big screens set up all over the country. john, i'm not sure how many university football games you've been to but what's happening around me now you could compare to a battle of the bonds. over my right shoulder a south african group, over my left a nigerian group who has come here and outside nelson mandela's home where he passed away late thursday evening to add to the euphoria and celebrations here, paying respects to a man who is credited for bringing this nation together, facilitating the first democratic elections and be
we'll talk about with karl rove, former chief visor, chief of staff to president george w. bush. fox news contributor. good morning to you. >> we understand why rahm emanuel has a testimony permanent his brother is his doctor. dr. ezekiel manual has the worst bedside manner of any physician i heard of. bill: it went back and forth as it usually does with him. he is a very high energy guy. what did you think of his defense of that claim, karl? >> i thought it was ludicrous. the president said if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor period. he didn't say you will have to pay a lot more to keep your doctor unmy plan. frankly from the very beginning, one of the principle assumptions of obamacare is, that there are too many choices. that people have too many choices when it comes to ininsurance policies. so let's make them all look-alike. and you have too many choices when it comes to doctors and providers. so let's do thing in the design of the law that necessarily limit the number of providers and number of doctors you will have access to. that necessarily means the president w
service will serve as a rare reunion of nearly all of the living american presidents. george w. bush and laura bush are on air force one, along with the president now. secretary hillary clinton, also on the plane. president bill clinton and jimmy carter are traveling separately. president george herbert walker bush is the only living president not to attends. the 89-year-old is no longer able to travel long distances and certainly is one, even though it is on air force one all the way to south africa. >>> welcome back. the live tv broadcast of "the sound of music" may have struck ratings gold with more than 18 million viewers. but some critics weren't so good especially about carrie underwood's performance. some parodied the show. ♪ a song is when you put notes together in a certain order ♪ ♪ notes you made with your mouth and that's music. does that make sense? >> no! >> joining us right now with the pulse on hollywood, 'cause he's got everybody's pulse, mario lopez. mr. everything. >> good to see you. >> i love hanging out with you. >> thanks for getting out of an icy dallas
, including four u.s. presidents, president obama, former presidents george w. bush and clinton and carter. all demonstrating the dignity of this man. and one man who knew him well was pik doe that who worked with him an served with him in his first multi-racial government. here is some of what he had to say earlier to fox news. >> i think this country can be grateful for all the tremendous value and values which he brought to south africa. the proper government, the official government. forgiveness in the sense of don't let revenge influence your decisions. it will hamper progressive decisions. not promote it. that's the symbolism. that's what he stands for. >> reporter: one last note about nelson mandela's passing. it is reported today that in his last hours he was taken off life support. he was breathing on his own, not too well. he was asleep. and as one eyewitness said, he finally gave up. he surrendered. but he fought so many battles and one so many battles. >> thank you. >>> well, back to the story here in the united states. let's just go to video. my goodness. the northeast getting
along with former presidents jimmy carter, bill clinton and george w. bush. it will be held at the stall where delaware made the final public appearance at the 2010 world cup. >> many have been gathering outside of his home in the meantime, and in johannesburg since word of his death broke, he will lie in state for three days before three is laid to rest after a state funeral in his home village next sunday. >> thousands pay tribute to "fast and furious" star paul walker this weekend of the site where he died in a fiery car crash. fans and mourners added items to the large memorial north of los angeles. local car clubs organized the gathering by social media and the sheriff estimates 5,000 people showed up including "fast and furious" actor. maybe we can remember how great a guy three was and celebrate. >> good to see people coming together for the pull of thanking the friends and family. we pray for them. >> some mourners cruised past the site in their own sports calculate. >> a man suspected of killing another over a play station four is due in document miss believe 21-year-old ronnie
with the president and michele obama, former president george w. bush and former secretary of state, hillary clinton. bill clinton and jimmy carter also expected to attend the memorial but they are traveling separately. and a collection of troubling new obamacare developments tonight. the architect of the president's health care law moving along substantially when it comes to the president's impetus and false declaration that we could keep our doctors if we wanted to. here is ezekiel emanuel on fox news sunday. >> didn't they say if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor? >> yes. >> but if you want to pay more, you can do that. this is a matter of choice. and if you want to, you can pay for it. lou: he would be called an elitist for his remarks if he were a republican, so he gets away with it as a liberal. "the wall street journal" reporting that lower income individuals may be able to report on obamacare plans, but not the astronomical deductibles that will be required before the insurance kicks in. the average deductible for a so-called bronze plan on the exchange from the lower-priced cov
. former presidents jimmy carter, bill clinton, and george w. bush also plan to attend with their wives and then mandela's body will lie in state for three days before his burial. a make shift memorial outside nelson mandela's former home has been a place for south africans to coming to before his death. >> mandela' family issued a statement saying they were humbled and grateful for the outpouring of support from governments and people around the world. >>> happening today, san diego's embattled former mayor is expected to be sentenced on sexual harassment charges as part of a plea agreement bob filner will get three years probation and three months of home confinement. he will also have to undergo mental health treatment. filner resigned in august after more than a dozen women accused of making unwanted advances toward them. in october he plead guilty to felony false imprisonment and misdemeanor battery charges. >>> a man accused of killing season trying to sell his playstation is due in court today. investigators say 21 year old ronnie collins lured the victim to san francisco by offe
african president and anti-apartheid icon nelson mandela. former presidents jimmy carter, george w. bush and bill clinton, along with former secretary of state hillary clinton are also attending. the massive memorial service, perhaps the largest honestly in history scheduled for tuesday in johannesburg's fnb stadium where president obama is expected to sta speak. a funeral will be in nelson mandela's hometown. here's live pictures from south africa where a prayer service is being held at the nelson mandela foundation hosted by archbishop desmond tutu. >>> ron allen about a half hour away in soreto. >> reporter: yes, here we are across the street from the nelltnel nelson mandela family home. you can see there's a street party that continues on now for several days since mr. mandela's death was announced on thursday evening here. the street has been filling with marchers, with choirs, with schoolchildren, with ordinary people who have come from far and near to be here, to be part of a celebration of mr. mandela's life. all of this is perhaps a day of anticipation because tomorrow about a m
three former u.s. presidents with him. not just george w. bush, but president clinton and president carter. president obama is due to speak at the memorial tomorrow, and this is going to be a huge event. most people think it's going to be a really raucous, joyous event. a lot of music, a lot of singing, a lot of celebration. it's going to have 95,000 people there. and they are coming on a first come, first serve basis. there are no tickets. let's hope that's all an organized line. i can tell you it's taking a long time to get credentials. they're being very careful about everything. they're taking this seriously, as you can imagine. it's a clare manifestation of the massive respect in which nelson mandela was, is, and will continue to be held throughout the world. >> his ability to gather and unify during life and after death as well. and let's talk about this massive gathering. you said 95,000 people. a lot of personalities there, yes? >> there are certainly going to be a lot of personalities, but they make up sort of the vip delegation. there are apparently 90 or so heads of state
this. james baker tried to bet his brokens out in 1980 when he was working for george h.w. bush. >> and in '76. >> and in '76 when they said some really tough things about it. came from a wane that said ronald reagan will start world world ii. yet the second he boat bush, he told him, they have run my company. can that just not happen anymore i besse? >> i guess it's temperamental. president reagan came up through a business where the people around you shifted every sex months because they were shooting movies. >> right. >> so there would be a director, producers, co stars. you would be intensely involved with them then they would leave and you'd make the next call. another team will come in. they should call them the fellows. by the way, for him, jim bakke tore howard bakke early. they were all bakers. >> exactly. by the way, james lieber, ability as close, mike dever said famously near the end of his month. i never once in the 30 yoors i worked for him was not aware of the fact that i was staff. >> oh, absolutely. >> he wasn't tough or mean, but you are right, it was business,
on tuesday. he'll be joined on air force one by president george w. bush and mrs. bush. plez clinton is expected to join as well. >>> carrie underwood is firing back at critics on her "sound of music" performance. ♪ ♪ >> the country star played ma via von trapp in the three hour live spigsal. she's been getting hate tweets. >> come on. >> she claims she got even more after thursday's broadcast. so she responded to the haters like this, by tweeting, plain and simple, many people just need jesus. they will be in my prayers tonight adding a bible verse there at the end. sounds like she's dealing with the haters by letting jesus take the wheel. >> she did three hours live on tv. >> what a task. >> anyone that can do that, i respect. >> including -- including the great janice dean. >> janice, could you do three hours of live television. >> by myself? >> no. >> singing? >> impossible. >> listen, no one can outdo julie andrews. that was probably one of the reasons why she got so much fire but i thought she did great. i love the sound of music. she was running up stairs and out of breath
service tomorrow. they'll be joined by jimmy carter, bill clinton, and george w. bush. nbc's lester holt is in soweto with more on this. lester, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. what an emotional few days it's been. we're outside the mandela house. it's the house he came home to after his release from prison in 1990. a lot of folks will be lining up tonight for the privilege to be at the stadium and at the memorial service but like the 50 or 60 some odd world leaders coming, none of them were invited. this is going to be an event on a scale rarely seen in any country and it shows how beloved and respected nelson mandela was across this planet. this morning they are hard at work preparing johannesburg's 90,000 seat fnb stadium for tomorrow's public memorial. a potential security and logistics nightmare as scores of world leaders and luminaries ranging from heads of states to rock stars to business tycoons gather to pay their respects to nelson mandela. ♪ since news of his death broke on thursday, south africans have engaged in a virtual nonstop salute and celebratio
will attend the service for mandela with jimmy carter george w. bush. at the 91st lighting of the national christmas tree president barack obama made sure nelson mandela was there. >> in his life he blessed us with tremendous grace and courage. >> mandela came to america june 1990, five months after the release from prison arriving first in new york for a parade down the canyon of heros. the big apple capper yankees stadium. >> you know who i am. i am a yankee. >> reporter: from there to the white house where mandela's cause was not always embraced and a meeting with the first president bush. >> may god bless you and the people of south africa. thank you. >> then an address to congress. >> you have given us the power to join hands with all people of countries to fight for the victory of democracy and human rights throughout the world. >> we mentioned bushes are flying with the first family. so is former secretary of state hillary clinton. former president clinton and daughter chelsea will go separate. >> they're working out you logistics. >> very chaotic situat
force one just a few moments ago. president george h.w. bush onboard. president clinton and president cart he are also scheduled to attended the memorial service set for tuesday. george h.w. bush is the only living president who will not be in attendance for health reasons. >> we should point out that this film was personal. it's about your stepfather. he is one of those unsung heroes who we should behind the scene to say free nelson mandela. tell us more about him. >> he joined our family in 1972, and he brought with hill the news of nelson mandela, that was about eight years before the free nelson mandela campaign which launched nelson mandela as a symbol of the anti apartheid movement. when he went underground when nelson mandela was criminalized, he sent out a generation of people to tell people who was happening in south africa, my step-dad was one of those, the first wave. the second wave was during the sow soweto uprising. they got scholarships all over the world. several went to the united states, they basically tried to tell the world what was going on in south africa. >> i o
, former president george h.w. bush said mandela was a man of tremendous moral courage who changed the course of history in his country. the dalai lama sharing his thoughts. >> at this moment, firstly, very sad. but at the same time, the certainness -- other people who have the sense or feeling, then we must translate that sadness, translate into determination. we must continue so his spirit is very important. >> celebrities expressing their sentiments. oprah says one of the greatest moments of my life was to be invited to his home and get to know him. he was everything you ever heard and more. humble and unscathed by bitterness and always told a good joke. being in his presence was like sitting with grace and majesty at the same time. he will always be my hero. in just a few minutes, we'll have a live report from johannesburg. >>> first, though, the other big story we're following today, and that is the jobs report. now less than -- where's our clock? 26 minutes, less than 30 minutes away from the jobs report. joining us now mark zandi, christian weller at the university of massac
to nelson mandela. they will be joined by former presidents carter, george w. bush, and bill clinton. the only other living u.s. president, george h.w. bush, has been in failing health and will not make that trip. and after the memorial mandela's body will lie in state for three days. his funeral is set for sunday. >>> a number of memorial events are planned in our area this week in honor of nelson mandela. on tuesday night a pyer vigil outside the south african embassy. the national cathedral will host the u.s. memorial on wednesday morning. there are a limited number of tickets available. we have a link on our website, nbcwashington.com, where you can apply for a seat. our jim vance will be traveling to the funeral. live reports from him here on nbc 4. >>> 4:26. d.c. gets a dose of winter weather. of right now it's ice that you have to worry about as you get ready this morning. we're taking a look at the trouble spots for you next. >>> and we are staying on top of a number of accidents as well as what you can expect before you head out the door. stay with us. our coverage of this w
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